November 04, 2008
USA to Resume Nuclear Tests
USA to resume nuclear tests to save its Cold War stockpile from decline.
Bush henchman, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates sternly believes the United States needs to resume its nuclear tests. "The US needs to take steps to transform an ageing and very expensive complex of nuclear weapons from the Cold War era to a smaller and less costly enterprise that could meet the nation’s security needs for the future." Gates said.
He said the current nuclear stockpile has been re-engineered to extend its life span, but such extensions cannot continue indefinitely. Without a modernization program, Gates said, the long-term outlook for the arsenal is "bleak."
"No one has designed a new nuclear weapon in the United States since the 1980s, and no one has built a new one since the early 1990s," he said. "To be blunt," Gates said, "there is absolutely no way we can maintain a credible deterrent and reduce the number of weapons in our stockpile without resorting to TESTING OUR STOCKPILE or pursuing a modernization program."
The US National Nuclear Security Administration has lost a quarter of its personnel since the mid 1990s. Half of all US nuclear scientists are over 50 years of age, whereas young specialists have never been involved in the development of nuclear arms. In addition, the USA has not held a nuclear test since 1992.
"Currently, the United States is the only declared nuclear power that is neither modernizing its nuclear arsenal nor has the capability to produce a new nuclear warhead," Gates said.
Britain and France have programs to support their potentials, whereas China and Russia harbor ambitious plans to develop new weapons, he added.
Hypocrite, party of one.. The table is being set for more massive War Crimes by Murder Inc..
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